3 Ways to Relieve the Stress from Final Exams

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As we come to the end of the semester it is important to think about how to finish strong while keeping our health and wellness in mind. During finals time, many students tend to neglect their physical and mental well-being. These 3 tips will help college students to stay on top of their studies and to remain motivated as May approaches.

Prioritize

A good way to reduce stress during finals is by making a finals calendar. On the calendar, should be the dates of all finals and review sessions to help you stay organized. In addition, I would include times to study for each exam to ensure you are
re-prioritizing enough time to study for each course. Personally, I like to color code each course to keep myself on track for each class and the amount of studying I need to do. As college students, we procrastinate and let assignments pile up so by prioritizing with a schedule you will create a successful finals week.

Seek Advice

With the stress of finals sometimes it can help to seek advice from a counselor or your advisor to make sure you excel in your classes. Many universities and colleges, offer free mental health counseling on campus. Furthermore, as the semester ends it means it is also time for registration. It is crucial to schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to ensure you are on track to graduate and fulfilling your degree requirements. You want to save yourself from taking unneeded courses, which could cause stress later down the road.

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Lastly, stay active! Doing some sort of physical activity is the best way to relieve stress. Students spend a lot of time handling stressful situations. It is important to make time for relaxation and getting at least thirty minutes to an hour of physical activity to relieve tension from school obligations. You can utilize your campus gym, going for a jog outdoors, or even possibly, find a free yoga class in a park! There are many ways to engage in physical activity without incurring a large expense and I advise students to make time for this to stay healthy.

Brianna Allen

BRIANNA ALLEN IS A SENIOR MAJORING IN COMMUNICATIONS STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN. A HOUSTON NATIVE, SHE ENJOYS WRITING AND TRAVELING. BRIANNA RECENTLY STUDIED ABROAD IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA. SHE IS ACTIVE ON UT-AUSTIN CAMPUS SERVING ON THE AFRICAN AMERICAN AFFAIRS LEADERSHIP TEAM AND IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF DELTA XI CHAPTER OF ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INCORPORATED WHERE SHE SERVES AS THE IVY LEAF REPORTER.

 

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